From: Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: 14 Mar 2004 02:50:09 +0100
Robert L Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Fink and Darwinports are simply not options for mainline OS X
> users. Mac users want to literally buy a machine and turn it on.
> Think about what happens when you buy a lamp, you plug it into
> the wall and turn it on. They're amazingly close to that, with
> things like Airport. >From a user engineering standpoint, it's a
> tour de force.
Afak, you can build binary images from darwinport packages with a
single command. If you provide such an image file to your users,
it's a matter or dragging the file onto the finder and the software
is installed, ready to be used. But certainly you know about this
and I assume that this is the way you are offering the gimp-print
software to MacOS X users. It would be easy to include glib2 as
part of this gimp-print image file.
That's what I meant; that would be a possibility. We would just need
to make sure it didn't collide with anything else. I prefer to
minimize the amount of stuff we install in the background, but that
could conceivably be an option. Whether it's worthwhile is a second
> I think we have a problem when something goes from current to
> obsolete in 18 months.
That's a rather long time and since you are developing a new
version of gimp-print at the moment, you should seriously consider
to base it on libraries that are current and not something that
dates back to the year 2001. A lot has happened since then. I don't
have glib-1.2 installed any longer on any of the computers I am
using. You can expect that this will be the case for most if not
all distributions emerging over the next months.
It's a long time for developers who are used to living on the bleeding
edge. It's not a long time for end users who don't want to upgrade
something that works. Like I said, note that even Microsoft was
forced to backtrack when they tried to force people off Windows 98.
Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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